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Highly Specialist Dietitian (Prehabilitation) - Annexe 21

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Swansea Bay University Heath Board are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated dietitian to join our new cancer prehabilitation service.This is an exciting opportunity for a Dietitian looking to develop their career and the successful candidate will help design and deliver the cancer prehabilitation service alongside the newly established multi professional team. This service will support people with a diagnosis of cancer to be optimised in preparation for their treatment, enabling better outcomes and improved experience. The post holder will have the opportunity to work with a project manager and value-based health care team.

The post is offered as an Annex 21 Position for applicants who do not hold the full qualifications will be considered for a trainee position and will be subject to NHS Wales Annex 21 as set out within the NHS Wales Terms & Conditions of Employment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is required to lead, implement, and deliver the newly funded cancer prehabilitation service across the region. Skills required for this post include practical problem-solving skills, advanced clinical reasoning, advanced communication skills based on negotiation, counselling and behavioural change therapy, specialist clinical knowledge and skills, as well service development. The post holder will manage a defined caseload of clients with variable complexity of needs within this setting, using evidence based / client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. They will provide clinical leadership for junior and support staff, through supervision and appraisal as delegated by supervisor. The post holder will provide expert advice on professional/clinical standards and guidelines for the service and specialist caseload and to interpret national and professional policy for local implementation. They will lead on the production of evidence based written materials and teaching resources as required and ensure their regular review. The post holder will be expected to travel between SBU Health Board geography as required to support service delivery.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • oB.Sc Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
  • oHCPC Registered
  • oPost registration training e.g. in relevant area


  • oStudent Clinical Educators Course
  • oRecognised management/ leadership qualification.



  • oEvidence of a wide variety of clinical knowledge
  • oMSc or its equivalent level of knowledge +advanced post graduate training/experience in relevant areas.



  • oExperience of working as a Specialist Dietitian in Nutrition and Dietetics within specialist area.
  • oExperience of a high level specialist knowledge of service delivery in a variety of different settings.
  • oExperience of supervising/mentoring staff.
  • oExperience of Audit and Quality Improvement Methodology.


  • oExperience of strategic planning process
  • oExperience of policy/service development

Aptitide and abilities


  • oHighly developed interpersonal skills including developed oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • oHave highly developed organisational skills to be able to set priorities and meet daily deadlines
  • oAble to work on own initiative in a professional manner under pressure as well as having effective teamwork skills

Personal Attributes


  • oAbility to reflect and critically appraise own performance

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Singleton Hospital



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